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The Review Cards screen is where you want to be. On and off for the past three years, I’ve thought to myself, “There ought to be a SaaS app out there that lets me fill in the gaps in my developer education. A service where I could review keyboard shortcuts, commands, and syntax I need every workday.” LearnShortcuts is that application. LearnShortcuts is for working developers who don’t have a lot of time to spare,…

So with the .dev joining the ranks of TLDs I was able to grab at a decent price a new domain for DevShortcuts.com: LearnShortcuts.dev. Insofar as this domain is really just for developers, it made sense to rebrand the SaaS I’ve been building as a .dev site. Two other advantages is that I prefer a name that starts with a verb, and is unambiguous as far as spelling. Now the name on the outside matches…

Building a new software company by yourself is all about defining processes that leverage every minute of your time. There’s simply too many moving digital parts to track and complete without some way of defining the work as a set of repeatable steps that produce the correct result. After thinking for a while about the hugely daunting task of bootstrapping DevShortcuts, it really comes down to defining and refining different processes. Processes for reaching out…

This morning I saw this excellent post by InVision re 30 good Sketch plugins – my goto tool now for high fidelity wireframes. Well written, nice screenshots, nicely done. And that’s the problem, and I bet if you are a developer, you have the same problem. 30 new things to learn at once makes my head explode. As much as I’d like to actually learn each of these plugins, I just cannot do it in one…